The Hague, Netherlands:
Dutch well being officers mentioned they’d suspended the usage of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine on Sunday for 2 weeks after “doable uncomfortable side effects” had been reported in Denmark and Norway.
“Based mostly on new info, the Dutch Medicines Authority has suggested, as a precautionary measure and pending additional investigation, to droop the administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine,” the Well being Ministry mentioned in a press release.
“The essential query is whether or not these are complaints after or due to the vaccination. There must be little question concerning the vaccines,” Well being Minister Hugo de Jonge mentioned within the assertion.
“We nonetheless must be cautious, so it’s sensible to press the pause button now as a precaution.”
International locations together with Norway and Denmark have already suspended their rollouts of the AstraZeneca vaccine due to issues about blood clots.
No related instances are at present identified within the Netherlands, the ministry mentioned, however it suggested individuals who had acquired the vaccine to contact their physician in the event that they develop “sudden and/or unknown” signs after three days.
The World Well being Organisation (WHO) mentioned on Friday that there was “no purpose to not use” the vaccine developed by Swedish-British laboratory AstraZeneca and Oxford College. AstraZeneca says its vaccine is secure.
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